Security Theater

A policeman confronts his local airport screeners.  Unlike the officer in question, I do not want stronger searches; I’d rather get rid of them altogether at this point.  They’re obviously not doing anything useful.

If we have to have security theater, I’d rather do what the Chinese do (egad, having to say that saddens me, for I am no Thomas Friedman):  after the metal detector run, queue up everybody on the flight and half-heartedly wand them with something or another as they walk by.  If the Magic Wand beeps (and frankly, there probably aren’t even batteries in that thing), do something.  No groping, no useless cancer-scans, no problem.

Via Bruce Schneier.

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